Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These super quick and easy cookies are a total crowd pleaser! Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo ... and SO YUMMY!

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free
Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Soft, Chewy, Just the right amount of Chocolate and a sprinkle of salt as the best finishing touch!

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A little chocolate is always a good idea in my world and these super easy cookies are one of favorite ways to get my chocolate fix.

I first made these cookies several years ago when a local friend recommended them.

They’ve been on repeat ever since and are so yummy that we even added them to our holiday cookie baking repertoire!

They are soft and chewy, have just the right amount of creamy chocolate in each cookie and the sprinkle of salt is the perfect finishing touch.  Anyone else loooove salted chocolate?

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free

Recipe from My Purple Spoon, they are made with only 7 ingredients and are Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan and Paleo satisfying all sorts of dietary needs and preferences.

All you need is: almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, culinary coconut milk (full fat), dark chocolate chips and Kosher salt or coarse sea salt for sprinkling.

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free

They are also super quick and easy to make which is a good thing because they disappear quickly!

They take less than 30 minutes start to finish…. as long as you don’t mind eating a few with warm and melty chocolate.

First you make the cookie — which is just 4 ingredients!

When the cookies come out of the oven, they will be a little soft still so you get press the center down more if you need to make a deeper well for the chocolate.

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free

While the cookies are in the oven (10 minutes!), you melt the chocolate.

Then spoon the melted chocolate directly into the warm cookie.

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free

Let the cookies cool, sprinkle with kosher salt and enjoy!

If you sprinkle the salt while the chocolate is too hot, the salt with melt. But I like to sprinkle the salt when the chocolate sets but is still a little warm because that’s my favorite time to eat them!

salted dark chocolate cookies gluten free

Hope you like them as much as we do!

Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.



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Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Soft, chewy, just the right amount of chocolate and so yummy! With just 7 ingredients, these super easy cookies are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo. Recipe from My Purple Spoon. .
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Dessert, Holidays, Cookies, Baking
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, paleo
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 2 cups blanched almond flour we used Barney Butter Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup culinary coconut milk full fat
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips we used Enjoy Life
  • Kosher salt or coarse sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside,
  • In a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut oil and maple syrup and mix until well combined.
  • Divide dough into 16 equal parts and place on lined baking sheet. Roll each part into a small round ball. Then using your thumb, make a small indent in the middle of each ball.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Cookie will still be a little soft.
  • Meanwhile, while cookies bake, melt coconut milk and chocolate together in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently.
  • When cookies done baking and still warm, reinforce the them indent if needed.
  • Pour a small amount of chocolate mixture into each cookie indent (you may have some leftover chocolate)
  • Let cookies cool completely. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Store in an air tight container.
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6 thoughts on “Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Any sub for almond flour? My hubby is allergic to all nuts so I find it hard to replicate these delicious recipes. Cassava flour? Thanks!

    1. Great question! I’ve never tried that and so much of baking is based on chemistry, so I can’t say for certain… when I googled arrowroot substitutes, it seems that if you were to use cornstarch you would need less of it, so I would try 1/3 cup… let me know if you try it.

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